According to a statement from the Office of the Inspector General, “on January 26, 2015, Arnold Williams pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Raleigh, North Carolina, for false statements on a commercial driver employment application.”
On March 29, 2013, Williams applied for employment as a truck driver at MTR inc., and he was later hired.
The FMCSA requires drivers to list all prior accidents, however, Williams allegedly listed no previous wrecks on his employment application to MTR.
The Office of the Inspector General reports that an “investigation determined that in January 2013, Williams was charged by the North Charleston, South Carolina, Police Department with reckless homicide and possessing an open alcohol beverage container. The arrest followed a crash of the tractor trailer he was operating that resulted in one fatality and three injuries. In April 2013, a Georgia Sate Police officer pulled over Williams’ truck and charged him with driving while under the influence of alcohol.”